Classic Steam Train to Zipaquira
Product Code: 3757-165895


  • • Travel to the past aboard a classic steam train that makes its way through Bogota’s savannah all the way to Zipaquirá.
  • • Feel the awe of the majesty and authenticity of the only temple built 180 meters underground: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.
  • • Enter the incredible environment of the largest salt rock deposit on earth.
  • • Make a stop for lunch and wander around the main square of the traditional village of Caji.
  • • Meet our driver who will be expecting you at the train station back in Bogotá to drive you safely to your hotel.
Tour Code
8 hours
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:

Experience: Historical, Family

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Private group

Travel with a private group; no strangers

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level


Bogota - Zipaquira - Bogota

Travel to the past and embark yourself on a trip full of fantasy. After being picked up at your hotel we will whisk you off to an old train station - which nowadays only works during the weekends taking dozens of visitors from Bogota to Zipaquira. This antique railway worked as a commercial link between Bogota and the salt mines. Today, the same classic steam train that dates back to the end of XIX century is used for travelers. It makes its way slowly through the flatlands of the savannah all the way to the old village of Zipaquira.

Once there, you can continue the journey to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira on a shuttle bus (admission and shuttle not included). This splendid work of modern engineering and art was opened to the public in 1995. On this tour you will enter an old salt mine that was adapted to be a cathedral. Here, the materials found underground have been manipulated by artists and sculptors, and with help of special lighting effects they have given birth to a very unique interpretation of earthly Catholic symbols.

After you exit the cathedral, the same shuttle service will drive to the traditional village of Cajica. There you will have time for lunch and for wandering around the main square. Afterwards, the train will depart and get you back to Bogota.

At about 4:30pm you will reach the capital's train station where our driver will be expecting you to bring you back to your hotel.

Hotel Pick-up: 8:30am
The train will arrive at the Usaquen Bogota Train Station at 4:30 pm. Hotel drop-off depends on traffic.

The shuttle is only available on the weekends and is not included. Admission to the salt mine is not included.

Package Includes

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in Bogota area
  • Train tickets

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Salt Cathedral Tickets
  • Shuttles (only available on weekends)
  • Tour Guide
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Please include your hotel name and address in the "Meeting Point" box during booking.
  • The order of the tour can be modified due to weather conditions.
  • Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Please bring a copy of your passport.
  • Only available during weekends. On Saturdays the train usually runs on a modern engine.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft or loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Booking Group size: 2-10 guests
* The display price is per person for group size of 2-4 guests 3 years and older. Please select your group size accordingly at the check-out page.
* Children's rate for under 3 years is 50% of adult rate. If there are children under 3 joining the tour, please state the child's birth date in the "Reservation Request" box during booking
* This tour requires minimum 2 guests to operate.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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